The tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is known for being microscopically porous. If you struggle to effectively brush your teeth twice each day, or you are remiss to floss each evening, the build-up of chronic plaque acids can lead to tooth enamel erosion. This is even more likely to be an issue if your frequently consume acidic beverages.
If this acidic oral environment persists it can cause the pores in your tooth enamel to expand and deepen. In time, it could start to expose the sensitive dentin layer within, leading to tooth sensitivity discomfort.
In a case like this Dr. Carolyn Walker might advocate a treatment plan that starts with administering a fluoride treatment to quickly rejuvenate some of your tooth enamel’s mineral density. This involves him pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays that will be inserted into your mouth for a few minutes.
If it’s deemed necessary he might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements to help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel. Making concentrated improvements in your daily oral hygiene regimen can also help maintain the strength of your teeth and overall health of your mouth.
If you live in the San Antonio, Texas, area and you frequently struggle with sensitivity symptoms you should call 210-698-1010 to schedule a dental checkup at Carolyn Walker’s dental office.